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breaking news this hour here on our t.v. a massive car bomb explodes near the syrian interior ministry reportedly leaving man a casualty. and shooting itself in the food u.s. we were aboard suggest that secret american payments to the afghan government have been ending up in the hands of warlords drug barons and a van even the taliban insurgents that nato has been battling against for the last decade. cash for cots greece gets a multibillion europe in return for slashing fifteen thousand state sector jobs as the e.u. braces itself for new unemployment figures. and the u.k. could be about to boost its military presence in the gulf states but critics say more british troops would further harm stability and already troubled region.
one ham in the russian capital you're watching r t and we begin with breaking news here a massive car blast was rocked this year in capital the bomb went off near the interior ministry in damascus state media have already reported multiple casualties this comes just a day after another explosion targeting the syrian prime minister local correspondent dawn i was eating who directly witnessed the explosion joins us live now from damascus della tell us what have you seen there. i needed to go like the sun i was only a few minutes away from the place i thought quite. a. big one and. an idiot holding a measuring she was looking was good it's very clear. it has
a sort of significance i can see now people dead bodies in the ground we have to think of people who was willing to actually have been because many and with a trick of the. light in the market conscious of the fix that exceeds we have now pretty equipped and. you cannot decide if leading i think it's a very big one of the one. i waited because a lot of small because of a small quick. chat for anyone who did that make me want to make a call today to. some of the ship who let the chips we. have to block and the ones checking them could be much aloha go a can if you're. ready can you tell what sort of area that i am and where there are a lot of knowledge only during. the walk of.
god and can you describe the area i mean where there are a lot of people what sort of a part of town is that. who. yes absolutely could you describe the area where that happened what part of town is it i mean are there a lot of people there are there are a lot of on the infrastructure what was it like there can you describe. to. me given that. it's critical. that so it was a cop. or this has been significant. because we got the it's in the middle of the market because of the not good. well we are hearing knowing that the background what is it i hear all talking to you there are sirens dinner and what is happening there now i mean i understand it
must be someplace safe right now but tell us what you see what you can see around you. i can see people wishing that we have. two pieces we have two bodies apiece for them. because we wanted to let the people out of the crowd of. chickens. well also some reports suggest that there have been some gunfire immediately after the phocians on tuesday what more can you tell us about that. usually get to know in one way because that. way of thinking gone to sleep maybe it was a cartoon bomb and then i think it's exploded with the explosion that didn't work out and were never going to be sure due to security should some bunch of being on
the head a little bit to make sure that it was going to. run because they could go that other longing but so close to the kind. of protection they would do if they reply at all and it's not clashes between the teams across the. well i just want to clarify to some our viewers maybe just joining us while we were talking to you were showing live pictures coming out of damascus where a massive car blasts rocked the syrian capital as a bomb went off near the country's interior ministry and hotel so what is the security situation there like at the moment i mean are there a lot of police there what has been going on who has arrived there i understand what we hear and sirens the air and possibly doctors and emergency vehicles are coming there to help the people but do tell us what you see there i mean is there a police presence there now. now. now
getting. people. everybody. if you want to. understand i don't think so much of for bringing us this update and that was a local correspondent reporting from damascus where a massive car blast has rocked the syrian capital as a bomb went off near the country's interior ministry and hotel well local media has reported many casualties as a correspondent just explain to us what's happening there a lot of people there are seeking medical help and this in fact comes twenty four
us twenty four hours after another target of the syrian prime minister. and we'll of course be bringing you more on this as we get information right now you're looking at the latest pictures coming out of damascus the area where the blast occurred. well the syrian conflict is becoming a security headache for the entire region the pullout of government forces from golan heights is a major concern for israel as militants have started flooding into the lawless area ryback students border. and the you asked house for years been calling for a crackdown on corruption within afghanistan's government but it turns out behind the curtains american officials may have played a driving role in the shadowy deals there media reports suggest that millions of dollars in cash are regularly shipped to the afghan leadership and return for u.s.
influence and running the country president hamid karzai has confirmed the shipments but claims that their scope is being exaggerated details from marty's got it. both u.s. and afghan officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to the new york times and said that for many years the cia had paid tens of millions of dollars in what they say was ghost money to the office of president karzai the afghan government received billions of dollars in u.s. taxpayers money but the officials say that the secret cash went to fuel corruption in the country the cia apparently delivers the cash every month in suitcases backpacks and plastic shopping bags the official said much of the money goes to paying off warlords and politicians many of whom have ties to the drug trade and in some cases the taliban the result of that appears to be that the agency empowers the same networks that american diplomats online foresman agents say they're trying to dismantle president karzai was asked about the ghost money and knowledge to see
being it he basically dismissed the payments as no big deal saying those are monthly small amounts used for various purposes as the cia declines to comment another u.s. official has been quoted as saying the biggest source of corruption in afghanistan was the united states afghan officials quoted in this new york times were poured said a number of senior officials in the afghan national security council or individually on the cia's payroll there was an interesting story with the administrative chief counsel mohamed. leahy mr saleh he was arrested in two thousand and ten in connection with the sprawling american led investigation that tied together afghan cash smuggling telly been financing and the opium trade president karzai heading released within hours and the cia then helped persuade the obama administration to back off its anti-corruption push possibly because they didn't want the cia connection discovered in the alleged corruption scheme it would be a story of
a dog chasing its tail in washington. and how we're campaigner richard bakker says the billions of dollars in washington as a reporting to afghanistan have in no way helped the country's people. it's really amazing when you look at the cia operations in afghanistan which really review that is who doesn't want to be there and since seventy nine the night he believes the cia lied just operation and its entire history was carried out in america and the good times and billions of dollars that flowed and yet today in two thousand and thirteen afghanistan ranks exactly last so it really indicates what the corrupting influence. of the cia interventions head over all these years and continues have today there. are various sums of money real to the us military budget this year overall be over a trillion dollars we have today in the united states virtually here nearly forty
percent of the population according to the government itself is now in the live in poverty or is lower income or the interest of the people have been sacrificed on the altar of militarism. now media reports suggest most of those greenbacks are falling into the wrong hands in afghanistan raising questions over obama's claims that the money is vital aid to rebuild the war torn country it's a controversial issue and we want to know what you think about where the funds are really going so we're asking our website r t to calm the answers we gathered so far let's now take a look so more than half of those who voted think it's just bribery to achieve u.s. goals that's fifty eight percent and a little more than a quarter seen as a multi-purpose assistance which helps afghans and eleven percent of those who voted to spend the cash as a means of corrupting the taliban now the rest say america's trying to flood terrorist cells with counterfeit greenbacks. well on the air are the united
states takes action to ease the alarming situation that's developing at guantanamo bay extra doctor was sent to a camp where detainees are on a hunger strike but key human rights concerns remain unaddressed and that's ahead for you here in our. influential british thing taboo believe the country should santa more troops to authority an arab states in the persian gulf region and that even though the u.k. military has been downsized to its smallest in two hundred years the royal united services is its conclusions come as a surprise to many who fear such a move would further destabilize an already troubled region as our boys are now reports. really see is a world renowned defense think tank that credited with really influencing government defense policy so these recommendations and what they're talking about in this paper to be taken lightly the paper talks about the fact that it might be
britain might be considering stepping up its military presence in the gulf states especially next year after they pull out from afghanistan now that would be quite a departure from forty years ago when they actually shut down a string of defense bases in the gulf states and they say that might be wise considering that the rest taking place in the arab states at the moment they might want to preempt trouble if they're based in the gulf states at the moment on the other hand there is of course the problem of some of the human rights records of some of the countries that they might be dealing with that might not be too good for britain's image and of course talking about returning to the middle east in terms of military presence might force some observers to talk about two imperial powers and imperial aspirations so to talk about the british presence in the gulf states. i'm joined in the studio by chris bambery he's
a political analyst chris the recent paper says that increased military presence in the god of would be justified considering the instability that we're witnessing at the moment in the region what do you think was the british military presence in the gulf and instability. what is the instability in the gulf states the movement internally to the gulf states what we're talking about is the democracy movements we've seen. is a pretty good interview against democracy movements demanded human rights and so on to sort of a nation nor i think real and she wouldn't talk which ability to run and what we're seeing at the moment so i think so from sanctions against iran. you. it's also an american led military build up which britain is engaged in in the persian gulf which is deliberately aimed as part of attempt to build put pressure on the iranian regime what about the question of money we know that britain is very strapped for cash the arab states are swimming in it if you great cash cow why not well.
you know begging bowl. potential asking for money and selling anything they can return for that actually the very core ties between the united arab emirates and some forty million pounds a building that once was a trade between the two qatar is the biggest supplier of britain that your gas i think would be key to developing not to he's a dependence on russia because of tension between britain and russia as well but i think we have got to put it in a context of this is a return to us of an imperial policy which has been spearheaded by the it's with britain trillion behind and therefore decision to increase any military presence in the gulf as it was instability chris parry thank you very much for your comments in december the u.k. chief of defense staff said that after afghanistan the gulf will become the u.k.'s main military effort and it looks like this report is proving that theory correct especially if according to resee there could be
the book about international and world in the very heart of moscow. welcome back here with our tina on the new job numbers are in for europe and they aren't good the blog is bleeding jobs with unemployment up across most of the european union the march according to your stats spain and greece are ad the forefront both approaching one in three employed but as archie says are still you know reports it takes more than just numbers to see the true extent of the damage. the unemployment rate in years on this recently insured record twelve percent for those aged twenty five and cities like speed racer that number is this high is more than fifty percent the current size of any economic improvement for those who are
looking for a job that search is no longer just about the want to climb aboard many of our right to leave their home countries like niccolo wriggles e a biology graduate from italy now working in brussels and the station in italy was when you leave the office because the only thing everybody needs to get is a really sure contract for three months or six months with absolutely moved to sydney to you all really know any. industry most of them were to be unpaid you see through issues he's super head gets and you can't really think of your future he says it wasn't a walk in the park in beijing either as many companies require a working knowledge of both french and dutch a barrier that may be hard to overcome but perhaps still more attractive for some of the going back home i mean if you really didn't mean to tell us in trail how the
percentage of for young people to any great detail you grew up by thirty forty percent in two towns and i've read what you all know we're eat meat industry here and it's not just the citizens feeding the kids foreigners would come to europe to seek new opportunities starting there will businesses and building their lives have now will also change their minds freds iana this meant leaving greece and going all the way back to her native ecuador and while homesickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision the sixth one fatals allison and many foreigners decided to leave grace and move to countries like germany and switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation. it is really difficult thing for instance servicemen he used to get one of the half thousand euros on that page just one hundred places been open for two years even though still new i believe we have very good prospects for the future
but this is not something that she says just isn't possible right now to trends if you look at the figures in countries like ardent some people argue that a whole generation has left and perhaps for good you know. i don't think you rather stay here for one thing to sort of sylvia our team brussels. almost three months after the hunger strike started to spread among inmates and one time of a prison camp the u.s. was finally taking action over the situation there it sent some forty medics to the camp to help those detainees who are refusing food and that's more than half of the prisoners more than twenty other protesters are being forced out and somehow been hospitalized meanwhile the key issues raised by the starving inmates those of indefinite detention and human rights abuses remain on addressed by washington most of the guantanamo detainees are being held without charge and many have been cleared for release terry cooper's
a psychiatry professor at the right institute thinks the best way to keep the inmates alive would be to give them more humane conditions. when one or two people go on a hunger strike it's an extreme act they're taking the risk of their life and they have a message that they want to deliver they exhausted all the possibilities to communicate and have a voice when of hundred people or twenty seven people even go on a hunger strike you've got a major problem with the harsh conditions and the end the answer is to settle with the prisoners and improve the conditions instead they're playing a extremely dangerous military is playing extremely dangerous game of letting them starve to death and then the question of whether they should be forced better which is not really the real question the real question is why not address their demands . we want you to r.t. and we're now going back to our breaking news story this hour a deadly car blasts rocked the syrian capital or the bomb went off near the former interior ministry building in damascus which is six hundred meters from the russian
amber see according to eyewitnesses dozens of people have been killed or severely injured and these are the latest pictures from the site gunfire was reported immediately after the blast which occurred in a bustling square with lots of shops and hotels nearby and this comes just a day after another explosion which targets the syrian prime minister he narrowly escaped the assassination attempt but ten other people lost their lives. the syrian under arrest could soon move closer to israel's border and the conflict has forced a masochist to pull thousands of troops from its part of israel occupied golan heights to fight rebels in other parts of syria and that's left an area vulnerable to arm jihadist activity a prospect israel finds highly warring parties are now reports technically israel and syria are still its war but paradoxically for the last forty years the occupied golan heights have proved to be relatively peaceful until now. i believe seventy
six. on the border with the night ok it's. it's open no one you know and you can feel so it's a good place. to go to fight the druze a religious minority very distantly connected to islam were split by the un mandated ceasefire border in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven when israel occupied the golan heights since then those who live on the israeli side of the fence have been paying close attention to the events on the other side recently their reasons for worry have multiplied as news of a common sense mission by syria broke in early april the information came from western diplomats who said that the recent deployment of syrian troops in the area was perhaps the biggest one in more. than forty years some say that as many as twenty thousand highly trained soldiers have left the golan heights leaving behind what could be described as a security vacuum which could soon be filled by none other than the syrian rebels
who have already tried taking shots at the druze villages in the golan heights. the druze say islamists fighting in syria target them as followers of a cult. and. on top of that jihad is militants operating in syria seem to be now getting a hopi hand from within israel itself the israeli internal security service shin bet said instances of israeli arabs sneaking into syria to fight alongside radical islamists have increased in recent months something they insist that has almost never occurred before they go and decides not just to joined a syrian opposition but the join the islam is there some more specifically the sell off areas and the more radical part of the slop is which like the a lot for
a front which as we know i've recently pled to alliance to al qaeda so it's the same reasons that have driven people in the past. in iraq even the un peacekeeping force finds the situation rather unsettling. always possible everywhere as the sounds of gunshots from the border with syria get louder and seem to move closer to home israeli officials are already showing signs of getting close to hitting the panic button saying they're ready to hit back militarily if the situation in the golan heights becomes critical and that may mean yet another war for israel in the golan heights r.t. stay with us for the kaiser report that's coming right up here in r.t. .
most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially create second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or blackstar in apartheid in south africa and the slavery jim crow areas in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by necessity i think most people who want their modern sensibilities would find these practices to me bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain e.u. countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two million people in latvia around three hundred thousand of them are citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speakers of various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the
non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect or participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever it will be their chance to shine light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to take notice but that's just my opinion.
welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser i saw jamie diamond c.e.o. of j.p. morgan walking hand in hand through the city of london with life masters the inventor of the credit defraud swap the two were saying we're off to see the price fixers the wonderful fixtures of ours they rig the rights of an oil boss over and gold bars oh they rig their rig they rig a rig they rig they make the rig they rig they rig their. station. they rig only for themselves not for you and i. know they rig for for it is them that they rig for them. having lampedusa yes well the curtains have been pulled back everybody sees that there is no such thing as a free market and jim is very small test. they might see that too he did talk
about opening the komodo and when he did that of course not only did we see what you just referred to but we did see that we have no free markets that all the prices everywhere are rigged and that's the headline here everything is rigged the biggest price fixing scandal ever the illuminati were amateurs the second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy there's no price the big banks won't fix london based firm i cap the world's largest broker of interest rate swaps is being investigated by american authorities regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers that i kept may have worked with up to fifteen of the world's largest banks to.